PUBLIC LANDS -- The Washington State Parks Centennial 2013 celebration at Riverside State Park will feature free activities on Saturday (June 8) from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. based at the Bowl and Pitcher day-use area and campground.
The Discover Pass requirement for vehicles will be waived for the day.
RAFT THE RIVER
Wiley E. Waters rafting company is offering discounted three-hour whitewater river float trips for the Centennial 2013 celebration on Saturday.
Trips will start at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., with shuttles from the Bowl and Pitcher area to the launch site in Peaceful Valley and from the take-out at Plese Flats.
Cost: $49. Pre-register: (208) 457-1092 or on line, riverrafting.net.
Last-minute sign-up will be accepted by the outfitter’s booth at the Bowl and Pitcher if space is available.
SCHEDULE of Free events on June 8:
1:15 a.m. – Raptor program, West Valley Outdoor Learning Center.
Noon – Park blessing, Spokane Tribe, plus welcome from park manager, dignitaries.
1:15 p.m. –Patrick McManus book signing.
2:15 p.m. – Live music by three bands through 6 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – Beginner Orienteering Course, Eastern Washington Orienteering Club.
2:30 p.m. – Arts and Crafts, Spokane Parks & Recreation.
3:30 p.m. – Bike Rodeo, Evergreen East Bike Club.
3:30 p.m. – Geocaching 101, Washington State Geocaching Association.
4:30 p.m. – River trail hike led by Rich Landers, Spokesman-Review outdoors editor and author of "Day Hiking Eastern Washington." Meet at Bowl & Pitcher day-use parking area trailhead that leads to the swinging footbridge.
Check the Riverside State Park Foundation website for more details about the centennial celebration.